'Kulafumbi' is our family home in Kenya, East Africa. 'Kulafumbi' is a play on the Kiswahili words "kula vumbi", which mean "eat dust", because it was so hot and dusty building our house in this remote, wild, wonderful place. Kulafumbi borders the Tsavo National Park - with no fences between us and the Park, the wildlife comes and goes of its own free will and treats our land as its own, which is exactly how we like it. In turn, we provide a protected area for the wild animals to do as they please. This protected area also creates an important buffer for the river, which forms the boundary between us and the park. House & Land - more info My Family & I - more info
ON-GOING SPECIES COUNT
Look how many species of animals & birds we've spotted to date at Kulafumbi:
"We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems..."
Once upon a time, there was a Plover nest here. Once upon a time, two little chicks were growing up fast and learning how to survive against so many odds...so brave and confident and yet so vulnerable, snatched cruelly in the dark by the raging waters of the rising river. It seemed unbelievable to me that just two days ago I had been reveling in their success, marveling at how fast they were growing up, how steady they were on their newly long legs, how sure of themselves. And now they are gone. There was not even any sign of the parents - were they washed away too? Other news from 18th November 2007...